I had the absolute pleasure of being interviewed by Pierre of CIUT 89.5FM in Canada! The interview was on Aug. 11 and a coy of the show is above. Pierre asked wonderful questions and really wanted to learn about The Real Haiti and what inspires me. The whole crew was extremely professional and everything ran smoothly. CIUT, I appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!! You guys rock! THANK YOU, MESI ANPIL!!!!!!!!!!
Ballad Creole is a program meant to educate and bridge the gap between Creole communities within the GTA and across southwest Ontario. The program aims also to enable people to understand the news affecting the Caribbean Creole population from an angle other than the main stream media of the west.
There are roughly 80.000 people in this geographic area that have roots in such places as Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Islands Mauritius and other Creole communities as well. The show is presented utilizing a balance of Creole and English.
Journalist Pierre Rigaus Charleus, host of the Ballade Creole (Creole Ballad),prior to graduating in Mass Communication at the State University of Haiti in 1994, has been already involved in Journalism at local radio stations such Radio Super Gemini and Dynamic FM in his Home Town Saint Marc, Haiti. Following His graduation, he worked at Magik Fm and the National Radio in Port au Prince, Haiti between 1998 through 2000. he moved to New Jersey in 2001 and worked as a volunteer at HSTV and Radio Verite. In 2008 He moved to Canada and joined Choq Fm to host Caraiboscopy, a radio talk show covering issues within the Caribbean Francophone.
Host: Pierre Rigaus Charleus
Traveling brings out the best in people. We become more aware of different cultures, people, foods, music, etc. On a hot summer day under the Haiti sun at Wahoo Bay Beach resort in Port-au-Prince, we befriended a group of young guys. We ate, danced, sang and others joined in. The power of music brought people in from all parts of the beach and pool. It was beautiful! We had such a wonderful day and I captured just a little bit of all the fun we had below. Enjoy!
I was lucky enough to meet Julien J and Jean at a meeting one day where I mentioned The Real Haiti blog. They gave me a copy of the single and here it is below! I love it!!! The music is original, fresh and has a great beat. Please feel free to listen to it and make comments!
A great friend of ours, Ronald, moved to Haiti 4 years ago. We were sooooo happy to see him on our visit in Decemeber. He reminded me about his passion for music. He made a song in 2008 for president Obama, even though he was in Haiti, cheering on Obama's victory.
Ronald, we love you!
You can check it out here...